We demonstrate the working principle of a silicon-based all-optical half-adder using AND-XOR Boolean logic. Ultrafast switching speeds are achieved by applying the Kerr effect to hydrogenated amorphous silicon microring resonators.

Amorphous silicon, Nonlinear optics, Optical refraction, Optical resonators, Optical switches, Optical variables control, Refractive index
Photonics North
Department of Electronics

Gostimirovic, D. (Dusan), & Ye, W.N. (2015). All-optical half-adder based on a hydrogenated amorphous silicon microring resonator. In 2015 Photonics North. doi:10.1109/PN.2015.7292538